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Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's Make-up Time

Good morning Ladies,

I thought it might be fun to check out some of the new make-up products this year. It seems all of the major make-up companies i.e. Chanel, Clinque, Bobbi Brown are always finding some new shades of color or applications that makes applying make-up fun.

We all have a little make-up bag filled with all sorts of products... old (yuck) and new... (Yay) BUT how many of us really throw away the old stuff? I know, it is hard to part with old stuff because after all it is expensive. How often have YOU thought, "I think I'll hang on to this for a bit longer"? Well anyway, I thought I would show you some lovely products to put on our lovely faces.

Wouldn't a face like this be lovely?  Look at those cheek bones.
This woman looks like she knows how to apply her make-up in a way that does not look like a clown preforming in a circus.

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It is always best when applying make-up to use a good set of make-up brushes.  These make-up brushes by Chanel are not only gorgeous but practical as well.  Coco would have never had cheap, tawdry brushes on display on her make-up table.

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Just look at these gorgeous shades of lipstick.  Coco Rouge by Chanel is by far the best lipstick that I have come across because it stays on longer than most I've used.  I have a terrible time NOT licking off my lipstick and I'm telling you gals right now that this stuff has "staying power".  I'll let you in on a little secret...whenever I am feeling low and want a pick-me up, I purchase a tube of lipstick.  Somehow, I always feel better, walk a bit more erect, head held higher, and feel more self-confident when I am carrying a tube of new lipstick.

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I consider "pots of rouge" or blush in cream or powder to make or break the cheek bones.  Knowing exactly where to apply it is very important or you can come out looking like those sweet lil' ladies who, since losing their eyesight, have enough rouge on their cheeks to look like the clown I mentioned above.  Not that there is anything wrong with that...just sayin' we don't want to look like that until we have to.

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Next we go on to nail polish for those of you who have nails with any length to polish.  While I do like these three colors independently of each other, I have to say that I'm just not that crazy for the black polish.  It reminds me of "vampires" or that horrid "gothic" look that some of the young girls are keen on nowadays.  However, that being said, I believe Morticia of the Adams family would look lovely in this shade.  Oui?  I personally would love the pinky, peachy color.

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Don't let this little tube surprise you. This mascara is wonderful and is used for the lower lashes...just the right size for getting those pesky lower lashes.  It also is removable with soap and water and comes in several shades. I don't know about you, but I was forever smearing the larger mascara wand onto my lower seemed I just couldn't maneuver that large wand to hit those lashes without creating smears that looked like I had been crying for hours. Trust me on this one.

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I love the unique size of this blush and matching lipstick or gloss.  I find the smaller the compact and tubes the more I can cram into that little make-up bag of mine...Well, actually it is more like a train case.

There you have it.  Not everything of course but some of the newer colors and items that I found.  I'm sure there is more to be found because as long as there are women who want to go out looking chic and youthful they will continue to come out with more and more items that will become a necessity if we are to stay our lovely selves.

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Let us hope that we will know when less is more.  I'd love to hear what products you can't live without.

Monday, July 25, 2011

My Little Book of Poetry

I don't profess to read a lot of poetry but I do have some favorites and The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran is one of them.  I cannot count the number of times that I have read the chapters in this little book of treasures or the number of people I have purchased this book for because I can think of no other book that explains the many issues of life or the human condition as well as this book does.

It was written by Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer and this book is considered his best work.

The prophet, Al Mustafa, who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses the many issues of life and the human condition.

There are chapters on love, marriage, children, self-knowledge, giving, friendship, death, and many more.  Each chapter is filled with a wealth of knowledge in life lessons. A book, that you can read and contemplate, put down and pick back up again anytime.  If there was ever a book that I can wholeheartedly recommend it would be this one.  It has remained on my bookshelf since I met my husband, who recommended it after we met 41 years ago.


Have you ever read this book? If so, what did you think of it?  Would it be a book that you would recommend?  Kindly leave your comments as I would welcome your opinions.
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